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Telemundo
Dec 12, 2010 11:30am PST
. pero dice el lÍder de la mayorÍa en el senado, harry reid, que piensa que el "dream act" podrÍa ser aprobado en el senado por la cÁmara alta, antes de que finalice la sesiÓn actual. y en una exclusiva de enfoque, el senador harry reid nos hablÓ en la Única entrevista que ha dado despuÉs de su elecciÓn y despuÉs de esta mociÓn para posponer el dream act en el senado. he aquÍ esta entrevista exclusiva. senador, gracias por estar con nosotros en telemundo. cuÉntenos en que estamos en estos momentos en cuanto al dream act. >>nos encontramos en la mejor forma que hayamos estado. lo que pasÓ en la cÁmara baja fue increÍble. eso quiere decir que ahora tenemos un chance real de aprobarlo. hemos estado trabajando en esto por aÑos, y despuÉs de las elecciones que tuvimos ahora, hemos llamado la atenciÓn de la cÁmara baja. esto es algo importante. y tenemos una oportunidad real de aprobarlo este aÑo. creo que tengo 58 demÓcratas y me siento cÓmodo. a lo mejor perdemos cinco, a lo mejor seis, pero no creo que tantos. y yo he contado en mi propia mente, cuÁntos republicanos
FOX News
Dec 17, 2010 12:00am EST
harry reid recognized that he did not have the votes. those folks up in 2012 did not want in hanging over their heads, as they had to deal with other parts of the obama agenda that are still to come in 2011. i think that saner heads prevailed. senate majority leader recognized the moon north leader got it right and pulled the bill. >> sean: the house had to stop movement because they couldn't get through the rules committee on the tax cut bill. they are having trouble with that bill in is their congress. it is speaker pelosi, harry reid. what do you make what is happening? omnibus bill with earmarks. this tax cut bill with 200 billion dollars in new spending. they are trying to bring up start, don't ask, don't tell, the dream act. what do you make of this flurry of activity in the wanning days in this 111th congress. >> this is called the jamming in of the agenda before change of control begins next year. even in the senate where democrats will keep the majority we've seen a pick-up of senate republicans there. that independent hanses the ability of minority leader -- that enhances t
FOX News
Dec 16, 2010 9:00pm EST
senator harry reid the pork-filled omnibus bill if the floor of the senate that means the controversial piece of legislation is now dead. major whip for senate republicans. the house is expected to vote on extending the bush tax cuts. it has been a rollercoaster day for democrats. a number of road blocks thanks to some on the left who attempted to derail the so-called compromise. illinois congressman told fox news, my brain is going to blow up after this he apparently was not alone. oregon representative who is behind much of the opposition of this bill joined the chorus as well. >> my brain is fried, sorry. >> sean: liberal democrats agree with the anointed one-on-one thing the fate of his presidency rests with this deal. last night defazio said the president is making calls saying this is the end of his presidency if he does not get this bad deal. this is potentially the end of possibility of him getting elected if he gets this deal. on one hand he is telling democrats his presidency rests on the -- aoelt -- either way mr. president, your future does not look bright in c
PBS
Dec 25, 2010 2:00am PST
harry reid brought up don't ask, don't tell. but they got both. gwen: conventional wisdom, even a week ago, was that the president was kind of overreaching on all of this. >> yes, it was. you have to give him credit and gloria is right and give the vice president credit and harry reid in the way he managed the last days of that lame duck session. here we are -- some historians say the most productive congress in half a century and a congress that was voted out by the american people. gwen: maybe there is a connection. >> odd ending to this remarkable year. gwen: is that what it is, susan, they came back and the president said, what the heck, get some things done. >> that is part of it. there is a correlation between being successful and being rejected. i don't think anyone dispute that this was one of the most ficttive congresses in terms of congress. and in 1966, democrats lost 50 seats. in 2010, democrats lost 63 seats. i talked to a member of congress -- the thing that is interesting about democrats on capitol hill, there is a complete rejection of the idea that anything they d
MSNBC
Dec 24, 2010 12:00am EST
are no longer true. number one, it used to be news of harry reid planning to do something, planning to outmaneuver republicans in the senate was greeted with smirks and dismissiveness. after this lame duck congress where the senate passed all these things everybody said could not be passed, nobody is smirking and dismissive about harry reid anymore. greg sergeant at the washington post said harry reid is in active discussions with other senate democrats about how they're going to fix the senate when they return in january. they're going to change the rules, quote, they are already talking it through and devising a plan. that story before the raging duck, angry birds congress would have been poo-poo'd so much before. but now after what harry reid pulled off in the senate in the lame duck congress, this reporting he has a plan to fix the senate, he has a plan to change the rules, which is a simple thing to do, within his power to do, this is not being treated as a joke, nor do i think it is a joke. so that's one thing that's changed. harry reid saying he is capable of doing this and w
CNN
Dec 9, 2010 10:00pm EST
legislation that might be attached to it. harry reid doubling down, trying to force a bill to legalize online poker on to a legislative plate he already says is overflowing. four years ago he was against it, now he's for it. so what happened? and tonight, did you know congress's incoming head of financial oversight, the guy who is supposed to be protecting you against big banks and credit card companies? turns out he's the biggest recipient of money from the financial industry. is that a conflict? we're keeping them honest. we begin as always, keeping them honest, with the dramatic vote on and likely death of the bill that would repeal don't ask, don't tell. it was dramatic because there are 60 senators who say they want to repeal don't ask, don't tell. and 60 is the number needed on a procedural vote like this. so why did it die today? well, in a word, politics. >> the yeas are 57, the nays are 40, not having voted in the affirmative, the motion is not agreed to. >> that's the motion to begin debate on the 2011 defense authorization bill with language repealing don't ask, don
CBS
Dec 26, 2010 11:30am EST
to say is one of yours, martha engel who ran against harry reid, sharon engel, martha coakley, whatever. sharon engel. my bad. with two r's. and ran against harry reid and harry reid was given up for dead and she made possible for him to win his race. thank you, sharon. >> i am going to give this to the entire democratic party. because in defiance of the american people, they rammed through a number of big government, big spending, high tax, anti-growth poli >> tough competition. among several people. snapped by the jaws of victory. paladino as well. he really, every time he opened his mouth, it got worse and worse for him but he rest of us >> worst politician, mike castle of delaware. the ultimate sore loser. a career politician, who ran for the republican senate nomination, against a nov is, christine o'donnell. o'donnell won. get this. castle then refused to endorse o'donnell, the party's nominee. he denounced her to the press. mike castle, worst politician of 2010. okay. most defining political moment. pat? >> bp oil spill in the gulf of mexico. which became barack obama's
FOX News
Dec 18, 2010 2:00pm EST
reversal the lucas of which are rarely seen on capitol hill. senate majority leader harry reid was forced to pull his pork-laden 2000 page, 1.2 trillion dollar spending bill and just hours later the house voted to extend the bush era tax rates for all income levels. could things be changing in washington? joining the panel this week, dan ettinger, editorial page writer, joe rago and kim strassel. i thought i'd seen everything in politics, i've been around long enough to have seen lots. this is amazing, a democratic congress extends the bush takes rates and a spending break down by the democrats and what happened on that spending bill? >> what happened, harry reid decided to pull this omnibus bill. 1.2 trillion dollar bill, 6,000 ear marks and they were going to try and jam it through in just a few days before anyone could read it through and what ended up happening is a lot of the republicans in the senate who had been tempted to vote for this thing, they got a lot of grass roots pressure, a lot of argument back from mitch mcconnell and they decided they weren't going to do it and
FOX News
Dec 18, 2010 11:00pm EST
passees the tax cut deal and harry reid has to pullg his spending monster in the face of defeat. could things be changing inwashn washington? pad governors wage war as benefits threaten to bankruptpe struggling statements. >> welcome to the "journaleportm editorial report." a virginia law required that the linchpin that americans purchase insurance or pay a penalty is unconstitutional. a federal district court judge henry hudson declared that the s,-called individual mandate wa exceeds the authority granted ts congress under the commerce clause. the virginia ruling comes theo deme week as another legalun challenge gets underway inrce ic florida. an more than 20 state attorneys general are suing in federal court there, where oral arguments were heard on nerals thursday. attorney david ripken is the nsgal counsel in that suit and u joins me now. joi book to the program. ou here.d to have y >> a pleasure. >> let's talk about the virginia case first. aut how significant is it from your point of view that a judgew tha struck down the individualstru mandate? mandate?very significant.
MSNBC
Dec 20, 2010 9:00am EST
duck session of congress. senate majority leader harry reid scheduled a vote to end senate debate on this finish for tomorrow. that means 60 votes for passage, which appears to be a given. the uncertainty, however, is the ratification vote, which needs 67 votes, and that means votes from at least nine republicans. you can count against senate minority leader mitch mcconnell being one of the nine republican votes as you heard. the white house says it wasn't expecting mcconnell's vote, however. democrats still believe they can get these 67 votes for ratification but it won't be easy. in addition to work on the new start treaty, the senate will be taking action on the health care legislation for 9/11 first responders, as well as action on the continuing resolution. i know that's washington speak to keep the government in operation until march. back to you, savannah. >> but we're all familiar with it now. nbc news deputy political director mark murray, thank you. overseas, tensions in the korean peninsula are on the rise again. south korea holding live military drill this is morning.
MSNBC
Dec 16, 2010 1:00am EST
harry reid and the democrats in the senate to get a slightly better deal as the bill was moving toward passage in the senate? >> lawrence, i'm not sure what the motivations were that were -- that was the motivation. people on my side of the aisle in the house are frustrated. they didn't like the process, they didn't like the final outcome, they didn't like the compromise. i did -- and i think for the people i represent and the people of the state of nevada, this is the way you balance it, it's a far better deal than we would have if we don't have anything at all. i'm all for it, and i'm all in, and i'm going to do everything i can to see that the house votes the senate version an we get this thing done. i can't imagine starting next year if we don't do this, what's going to happen to the people that i represent. >> when you speak to the people you represent over the holidays, and some of them, obama voters are discouraged by what they think is an obama defeat in giving up on this top tax bracket in this negotiation. what is it that you'll say to them? >> well, i don't think i ha
MSNBC
Dec 23, 2010 1:00am EST
to be said and done? harry reid has eaten our lunch. >> what about president obama's critics on the left? are they finally ready to join their president on his victory lap? joining me now are jane hampshire founder of firedoglake.com. roger hodge, author of "the mendacity of hope." richard wolf, the arthur of "revival" and ezra klein columnist for "the washington post." roger hodge, you are the president's staunchest critic on the left. is there anything that's happened in the lame duck session that has in anyway tilted you in a more positive direction toward president barack obama? >> not reilly. i think that the repeal of don't ask don't tell is a major step forward. that's a wonderful victory for the american people for civil rights, it's a great thing. everyone who was involved with that should be commended. even joe lieberman. and -- but this is not necessarily a major change in the obama administration. the obama administration is working with republicans, and that's not surprising. the obama administration has a lot in common with the republicans. the obama administration is
MSNBC
Dec 16, 2010 6:00am EST
we want to go through bible versus? but questioning harry reid's christianity suggesting he's blasphemo blasphemous. i remember we were voting on impeachment on december 19th or 20th back in 1999. no one was throwing baby jesus under the bus that year. >> in britain there used to be a he would say pass the sick bag, alice. it is absolutely right. pass the sick bag. how do you get that out of your mouth? i just don't know. what mike said is absolutely right. anyone looking at what's going on will say these people are privilege laos, they don't understand. talking about fiddling while rome burns. >> the same applies to the s.t.a.r.t. treaty which they just need to read, not on the floor. >> willie, i don't usually say this, but i do think that senator demint who i know and like and respect and jon kyle owe harry reid an after polling. i will say there. i will go there. it is unchrist-like to judge another man's faith in the way they have judged harry reid's faith, a devout mormon, a devout christian. there is nothing biblical ability that. nothing. >> this rises to the level of
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2010 12:00am EST
leader harry reid. the letter saying if we don't get our way on tax cuts for income over $250,000 a year, we will filibuster everything in the senate. in the original legalese from the document "we will not agree to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed on any legislative item." forgive me, but republicans have not agreed to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed on any legislative item in four years. since 2007. this is not new, and this is not news. republicans filibustered the stimulus bill, they filibustered all the different parts of the health reform bill. they filibustered wall street reform, filibustered stuff they have agreed with. they have filibustered the food safety bill. they're so used to filibustering stuff they filibustered that one before 15 of them voted for it anyway. they filibuster bills they agree with now. they filibuster bills they disagree, they filibuster all regular business of the senate. if there was a resolution tomorrow morning to say good morning, mitch mcconnell, it's nice to see you, they would filibuster that. over the last four years, since they ha
CNN
Dec 23, 2010 7:00pm EST
the democrats fits, but in the exclusive conversation with harry reid, we learned this -- >> i had dinner with rand paul, and i find him to be a very, very sincere person. i think that he is not going to be the flame-thrower that people think he is. >> leader reid talked strategy for deficit reduction and one of the biggest slash points of the coming year. so why is the right so disappointed this year, and are there clues in the disappointment of how washington will look and work in january. erick erickson is the editor of the con ser vative site avalon.com, and kor dell boettcher. and i want to get to the grumbling, because you write this on redstate.com, from "don't ask, don't tell" repeals to s.t.a.r.t. and you name it, it was a party of capitulation, and it was about moving the senate gop right, and not moving the senate to the gop. this past week makes my case for me. you say that it is fighting except in odd circumstances, and it understands that mike lee, ranld paul, ron johnson and pat toomey and marco rubio are headed for the senate reins forments for jim demint. you think
MSNBC
Dec 17, 2010 1:00pm EST
senate majority leader harry reid, aka the albino ray sin w raison who stole christmas. >>> the tax cut is law. the drama on capitol hill is by no means over. the focus is turning back to the senate where lawmakers are debating s.t.a.r.t. today and will be coming in for a rare saturday session to take up don't ask, don't tell and dream act. democrats are scrambling after republicans outplayed them on the omnibus spending bill. news correspondent and nbc's capitol hill correspondent luke russert is joining her. we've got both sides of the hill covered. kelly, first to you. what happened last night with the omnibus spending bill? >> harry reid thought he had agreements privately with enough republicans to pass the 1$1.1 trillion bill which would fund the agencies of government through the whole fiscal year. it was a very biggs project. something they worked on for other than a year and also inclusive for 6400 earmarks and many defend them as important. so he thought he had the votes. well, mitch mcconnell had been working his side very hard and it turns out they didn't have the necessary
CNN
Dec 22, 2010 7:00pm EST
harry reid, chooses diplomacy over gloating. >> let's not talk about harry reid eating their lunch. what we were able to do together, very, very good things for our country. >> more of that conversation in a moment. also with the stroke of a pen today, the president made history. >> we are not a nation that says don't ask, don't tell. we are a nation that says out of many, we are one. >> is this big shift just related to gays in the military or is the next battleground same-sex marriage? that conversation ahead. the president also worked on a year-end press conference before heading to hawaii tonight. part victory lap, part tone setter for next year when more republican power will make his life more complicated. >> if there's any lesson to draw from these past few weeks, it's that we are not doomed to endless gridlock. we've shown in the wake of the november elections we have the capacity not only to make progress but to make progress together. >> really? really? well, bipartisanship carry over to a new year that includes a new republican speaker of the house and tough debates abou
Univision
Dec 16, 2010 11:00pm PST
demócratas harry reid ya pidió que finalice el debate en cuestión. >> continua las protestas contra los embargos hipotecarios en la bahía . >> buenas noches . >> los manifestantes pidieron una mayor responsabilidad a los bancos. >> estos son los detalles . >> decenas de epers se reunieron afuera de las oficinas de west fargo . >> venims aquí para decirle a esta compañía bancaria que esta robando los casos y que paren de los embargos . >> decenas de testimonios de las víctimas de la crisis hipotecaria , y que han quedado entre la espada y la pared y hasta sin casa . >> le quiero pedir a los bancos que se toquen el corazón , estamos en ñpoca de navidad , paren de quitarles las casas . >> no les estamos exigiendo más que les modifiquen sus prñstamos. >> las personas aquí reunidas, fue con representantes de la institución bancaria en reunión. >> tambiñn en otras ciudades de california se reunieron. >> gracias . >> y las ventas de casas en california cayeron un 3.3 % en comparación al año anterior . > a 255 mil dólares se vendieron las casas el mes pasado en promedio. >>
Univision
Nov 30, 2010 6:00pm PST
. >> tengo esperanzas . >> harry reid pedirá votos para esta semana . >> voy a pedir un voto. >> pero tambiñn se discute el tema de los recortes de impuestos . >> los demócratas indican que están tratando de determinar con cuantos votos a favor contarían. >> y en la bahía continua tambiñn esta interrogante de si se aprobará o no el dream act . >> en san josñ se apoya esta oportunidad para cientos de miles de edes estudiantes . >> frente a la biblioteca martin luther king junior se encuentran estos estudiantes que apoyan activamente esta medida. >> para quienes no tuvieron decición por sus papas , esta oportunidad es para ellos. >> despuñs de la manifestación procedieron a llamar por telñfono a los legisladores. >> para que vean que no vamos a parar por esta causa que es justa . >> una vigilia se programa por parte de los estudiantes . >> gracias ,. >> hoy expira el seguro de desempleo para los estadounidenses que no tienen aun trabajo. >> esta madre soltera perdió su empleo hace más de un año. >> para esta otra mujer tambiñn ha pasado más de un año que piso un salón
MSNBC
Dec 9, 2010 5:30am EST
within their own party. majority leader harry reid says he hopes to bring the measure to the floor today or tomorrow. a sign he is close to having the 60-vote filibuster proof majority he'll need to push forward with his measure. despite that democrats in both chambers still fuming accusing the administration of giving the nation's highest earners a break on income tax. at the ramped up its pr push launching a campaign-style rollout. many are mayors or governors who don't have a vote. president obama predicted much more in his party would climb on board. >>> it's inaccurate to characterize democrats at large as feeling quote/unquote betrayed. i think democrats aring looking at this bill and you've already had a whole bunch that said this makes sense. the more they look at it the more will say it makes sense. >> i don't know about that. after stressing the not passing and casting the u.s. a million jobs the president put the own news on republicans, as well. >>> republicans are going to have to explain to the american people over the next two years how making those tax cuts for the high e
FOX News
Dec 15, 2010 4:00am EST
, senate majority leader harry reid proposes a $1.1 trillion spending bill called an omnibus bill complete can expenditures to cover the rest of the year. republican vow to block it. jim angle looks at the fine print. >> senator harry reid's creating a last minute firestorm by proposing a massive 2,000-page omnibus spending bill rushed through the senate in three days with little scrutiny. >> i'm actively work to go defeat it. there are many members of the senate who have provisions in this for their state. >> the omnibus covers the entire federal government written by a few lawmakers out of public sight and full of earmark spending, thousands worth $8 billion from the grand to the trivial such as swine and allen waste management. $349,000, texas obesity research. $500,000. black bird management 94,000, virtual plant data base enhancement. 588,000. beaver management. 208,000. $1.4 million for a similar ship fund for a congress man's deceased son and $1 billion for the president's healthcare program. lawmakers have no way of knowing if it's legitimate because it's getting rammed through ins
ABC
Dec 17, 2010 4:30am PST
heap. harry reid said he will pull the $1.3 trillion omna bus spending bill intended to fund the government. republicans complained it was loaded with $8 billion in pork projects, so-called earmarks. here's a list of all the bay area members of the house of representatives and money they had requested for their projects. it totals $1.8 billion. as you can see, napa congressman mike thompson headed the list with more than 300 million requested. that money now will not be coming to the bay area but harry reid said he will bring two other bills up for a vote. he wants to repeal "don't ask, don't tell" and he wants to pass the dream act. both those votes scheduled for saturday. in the news room, mark matthews, abc 7 news. >> it's 4:37. a san francisco dmv worker accused of using personal data to send a threatening letter to the home of a transgender woman has resigned. he resigned on wednesday. in october 23-year-old amber received a hate mail and religious dvd just days after visiting the dmv to change her gender on her driver's license. he had been on paid administrative leave sinc
MSNBC
Dec 16, 2010 10:00pm EST
your time tonight. the attacks against senator harry reid's religion for suggesting the senate work through the christmas week might be backfiring. even some fellow republicans say the majority leader is owed an apology. senator michael bennett joins me. and later, how just a small donation from you can have a huge impact on schoolchildren in africa. tonight, how my trip to malawi far exceeded my expectations, and how you can be a part of that success. itbut every decemberg to the eas31st, we always make it.s. the very first people to meet the new year. "get up. you're gonna miss it!" we like to think of ourselves... as a welcoming party. for the life you live. a car you can love. love. it's what makes a subaru a subaru. >>> the republicans are blocking everything they can in the senate. so now that majority leader harry reid is tletdenni threate take away their christmas vacation to get work done, now some are questioning his religion. and my trip to malawi and what we can do to help young students there. and also, a conversation with writer nora effron ahead. >>> on tuesday, senat
MSNBC
Dec 17, 2010 1:00am EST
harry reid's religion for suggesting the senate work through the christmas week might be backfiring. even some fellow republicans say the majority leader is owed an apology. senator michael bennett joins me. and later, how just a small donation from you can have a huge impact on schoolchildren in africa. tonight, how my trip to malawi far exceeded my expectations, and how you can be a part of that success. my doctor said most calcium supplements... aren't absorbed properly unless taken with food. he recommended citracal. it's different -- it's calcium citrate, so it can be absorbed with or without food. also available in small, easy-to-swallow petites. citracal. >>> the republicans are blocking everything they can in the senate. so now that majority leader harry reid is tletdenning ing atening to take away their christmas vacation to get work done, now some are questioning his religion. and my trip to malawi and what we can do to help young students there. and also, a conversation with writer nora effron ahead. u are . executor of efficiency. you can spot an amateur from a mile away
MSNBC
Dec 21, 2010 8:00pm EST
lady in the primary in favor of a more thoughtful articulate opponent to take on harry reid. one who add va indicates armed insurrection and isn't afraid to tell a group of asian students to look asian. she wants to answer oh so they report the news she wants them to was surprising in an interview with keith olbermann. on thursday we look back at the exclusive one on one and by exclusive, i mean we just made it up. >> sharron angle, republican senate candidate from nevada you are a big sport for joining us here. >> well, first of all, neil, it's great to be here to talk about this campaign. >> let's start with the remarks you made to carl cameron from fox. i was thinking he may have missed what you meant that interviews are for letting voters see how you handle yourself on the fly, under pressure. that's the point of an interview, right, for the voters? >> the whole point of an interview is to use it like they say earned media, to earn something with it. i'm not going to earn anything from people who are there to badger me and batter, you know, use my words to batter me with. >> and
MSNBC
Dec 16, 2010 8:00pm EST
the 2012 presidential election. breaking news at this hour. senate majority leader harry reid just polled the omnibus spending bill that would have funded the government for the next calendar year. this leaves the government technically speaking without any funding. reid said nine republicans, complaining about earmarks, some marked by republicans, that reneged on their commitments to support that omnibus. the house on the road to ramming through a trillion dollars in tax cuts that our kids will have to pay for. democrats battling republicans, battling democrats. in the final days of the 111th congress. we begin with $858 billion in tax cuts expected to pass the house tonight. debate beginning hours after how house leadership would give progressive democrats their opportunity to open the bill and force the new version back to the senate. originally pelosi planned to bring two versions to the floor. the one passeded by the senate the and another with a higher estate tax. progressives wanted to vote the for a higher estate tax without going on record for the bush tax cuts for the wea
FOX News
Dec 18, 2010 6:00am EST
no harry reid and no john boehner. but this was compromise. >> they are not pleased because it does things they fought against including extending the bush-era tax cuts for two years for all levels. that was the big sticking point for democrats. they did not want it extend for the top earners. >> and it cuts payroll taxes from 6.2 percent to 4.2 percent for those who put in and the businesses will put in the higher, or matching portion. this is big. this is bottom line to people would earn a paycheck each day, that is spendable income, that will help the economy. >> everyone's paycheck goes up and it may take a few checks but everyone makes more money. what might spur some growth and investment, the last line of the graphic, the president talked about entrepreneurs. what they do is have some write offs for capital investment and software and equipment and hiring. what is new in this bill that will create jobs? we hope that is it. that last line is point, that coupled with the extension of the tax cuts, small businesses were waiting to see what would happen with the tax cuts and now
FOX News
Dec 14, 2010 6:00pm EST
functions through september 30st, 2011. a complicated battle in the senate. harry reid opted instead of a bare bones cr similar to the house measure, a omnibus spending bill packed full of expenditures like millions for marijuana eradication and pacific salmon preservation efforts. >> i think that the people in the appropriations economy worked hard and we're going to move forward with that. the omnibus. >> backlash has been swift with a number of republicans publicly condemning the reid package. >> a 2,000-page massive spending bill right before christmas is more than my stocking will hold. >> a landmark vote on a nearly 2500-page healthcare bill, republicans have dÉjÀ vu. >> try to ram it through on christmas eve is inappropriate and i'm in opposition. >> ed white house had to answer questions about whether senators will be able to digest the bill before they must vote for against it. >> who is going to read that? >> i -- i was going to say, i noticed during the healthcare debate that was a big thing. i assume many members on capitol hill will. >> do you really? >> i mean i take
FOX News
Dec 17, 2010 9:00am EST
one is bringing home the bacon, senate majority leader harry reid abandoning this trillion dollars spending bill late last night in the senate. it was packed full of earmarks from both democrats and republicans. the decision getting mixed reaction on the floor. senator john mccain has the gavel. you hear mark kirk, the republican, newly elected from illinois, in the background, and then the democrat from missouri, claire mccaskill on this. listen: >> just as the most junior member for those who are not understanding just what happened, did we just win? >> i think there's very little doubt that the majority leader of the united states senate would not have taken the action he just took if we didn't have 41 votes to stop this monstrocity. i don't think there's any doubt about it. >> so for economic conservatives, a 1924-page bill just died. >> 1924-page bill just died. >> and 6000 earmarks will not now move forward. >> yes, and i feel badly about some of those earmarks because i had so much fun with them! >> they should have said before this bill ever came to the floor and they were
CNN
Dec 7, 2010 3:00pm EST
tell you that the senate majority leader harry reid came out and talked to reporters while president obama was speaking and he announced to reporters that there probably will have to be some changes made to this deal. he actually said -- this is the democratic leader in the senate -- i am not a big fan of what has been announced. it was very clear in talking to many, many democratic senators going into the meeting. not just liberals but also moderate democrats. very interesting there. moderate democrats who said they have problems with this on a whole host of issues. but the fact that harry reid is saying they're not going forward until they talk to the white house and talk to republicans about making some changes shows that this is -- it's not just sound and fury if you will, that there are real issues here when it comes to getting the votes. >> dana, you've put a light on something thaths back to t.a.r.p., goes back to the stimulus bill and goes back to everything that's ever been discussed, the president discussing it like it's a fait accompli with that deal. this still has to go
FOX News
Dec 19, 2010 6:00pm EST
harry reid but too many items on the agenda in the lame duck session and i want to play what you said and how one of the first responders, who now has cancer, reacted. let's watch. >> it is impossible to do all of the things the majority leader laid out. without doing frankly, without disrespecting the institution. and, without disrespecting one of the two holiest of holidays for christians. >>... you say you won't find a single new york city firefighter who considers it a sign of disrespect to work in the new york city fire house on christmas eve or christmas day. >> chris: senator, everyone, everyone praises the first responders as heros and you say you are skeptical about the bill. why not find a way to give these heros peace of mind when it comes to health care. >> first of all, they should have peace of mind when it comes to health care, the question is what and how and when you try to do it as you said, in your introduction, in a hurry, the lame duck session without a hearing, without understanding what the ramifications are, and whether we can amend the bill, you are doing it i
MSNBC
Dec 15, 2010 6:00pm EST
gangster giveaway. i'll talk to him and katrina vanden huevel of the nation coming up. >>> harry reid threw a knockout punch today at some republicans who were whining about having to work around the holidays. this is why reid won in the state of nevada. i mean when it gets tough he knows how to fight. wait till you see the tape you're going to love it. >>> and the tea party indoctrination, well that is now in session. michele bachmann's the teacher and she's got a class full of extremist clowns to help educate the new members of congress. >>> and this just in, moments ago, don't ask, don't tell passed the house. you won't believe what some republicans on the floor were saying about gay americans. that's coming up. >>> but this is the story that has me fired up tonight. president obama is one step closer to having his $858 billion tax compromise with the republicans become the law of the land, and right now nancy pelosi is the only person in the world that can stop it. now earlier today the senate voted overwhelmingly to pass this package by a vote of 81-19. remember that number, 81. only 1
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